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danny17
10-03-2009, 03:39 AM
Yes I know they don't make them anymore, but was wondering if anyone had one that they wanted to get rid of...

danny17
10-03-2009, 12:31 PM
bump to the top...somebody's gotta know where one is, I'll pay a reasonable finder's fee

Horizon Lawn
10-04-2009, 09:10 AM
I think i might know where one is at. Your talking about the gator aerator that mounts on front of Z mowers right.

Mimowerman
10-04-2009, 12:13 PM
Call me 248-444-5448 I'm located in novi...... Lets talk !

danny17
10-04-2009, 12:22 PM
yes that's the one i'm talking about, thanks for the replies guys, mimowerman I am leaving to cut now but I will call in an hour or so!
thanks,
dan

Mimowerman
10-04-2009, 03:30 PM
Here she is ... a little dusty, but the aerator is practically new, used on less than 10 lawns. The mount and wiring will need some work however, I cut it down to fit my mower, so as long as you have basic fabrication skills , or take it somewhere to mount up.... you'll be fine. It works great on open areas... I found the mower I put it on was not large enough... to have the extra weight on the front end it couldn't handle it especially if the grass was wet, it slipped all over the place( ag tires vs turf would be a help) . It would work fine on a large frame ZTR , or I'm not sure what your plans were for it but like I said it worked fine..... I've been using a bluebird walkbehind instead and it sucks but whatever!

Mimowerman
10-04-2009, 03:32 PM
Cost 1200 new.... looking to get half that or possible trade for ???

Mimowerman
10-04-2009, 03:36 PM
Here is the mount.... you can see the small mower, and how I had to cut the mounting brackets to fit it on..... the main "hitch " remains untouched.

danny17
10-06-2009, 11:33 AM
Sold! Thanks again Chris, nice doing business with you.

danny17
10-06-2009, 11:55 AM
If anyone has another gator rator please let me know! I am also very interested in finding the extensions for the gator rator to make it 54". Here is a link to a post a long time ago, http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=41333&highlight=gator+rator&page=2 , interested in anything gator rator!
Thanks,
Dan

FERT-TEK
10-06-2009, 01:52 PM
If anyone has another gator rator please let me know! I am also very interested in finding the extensions for the gator rator to make it 54". Here is a link to a post a long time ago, http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=41333&highlight=gator+rator&page=2 , interested in anything gator rator!
Thanks,
Dan

I have two different sets of the extensions that attach the mounting bracket to the machine. I do not know how wide these will make the mounts. See the attached pictures for measurements. Unfortunately that is all I have to offer you. Make me an honest offer and I will accept. FYI, they weigh 27 lbs total (all four). I used to own one of the GatorRators and loved it. I got out of the business and sold the aerator with my Toro Z-500 as a package. Good money maker and no effort on your part to use the machine. Never understood why Bryant got out of the business. He had in my opinion a good design in a nich market.
If you ever have problems with the actuator the company that makes them is called Bear Linear out of Belvedere Illinois. I had to replace one actuator (piston) due to a malfunction with the original.

danny17
10-06-2009, 07:01 PM
Thanks Dave.
Are these essentially just mounting brackets? Or are they for the actual aerator extension sections?
All in all, I'm interested anyway.

FERT-TEK
10-06-2009, 09:04 PM
Thanks Dave.
Are these essentially just mounting brackets? Or are they for the actual aerator extension sections?
All in all, I'm interested anyway.

They are original Gator-Rator parts That are used to extend the mounting bracket irons so they reach the castor arms for the front wheel assembly. If you look closely at the pictures from Mimmower Man you will notice the pieces I have slide inside the main mounting iron that attaches to your machine to receive the aerator.

If you are curious, when I bought the GatorRator the Z-500 was a new machine on the market and Groundbreakers (Gator-Rator parent company) didn't have the right mounting brackets. So through trial and error we came up with the right combination to make it fit. These were extra parts.

FERT-TEK
10-06-2009, 09:09 PM
Danny, what I have is a small piece of your puzzle. You may have to fabricate some or all of the mounting bracket for the machine. It will be much clearer how these pieces will work once you get the aerator from Mimmower Man. PM me when you are ready.

danny17
10-06-2009, 09:10 PM
I see now. Yeah Chris had to cut the brackets to make it fit on his Toro. I could use the brackets you have, what did you want to get for them?
Thanks,
Dan

danny17
10-06-2009, 09:23 PM
Don't have enough posts to PM yet!

FERT-TEK
10-07-2009, 09:42 AM
I see now. Yeah Chris had to cut the brackets to make it fit on his Toro. I could use the brackets you have, what did you want to get for them?
Thanks,
Dan

Dont worry about the PM, just post whatever you need here and when it comes time to ship we will exchange phone numbers. Mine is in my avatar. Make me an honest offer, but keep in mind that the total weight for all four pieces is 27 lbs. Shipping might be expensive.

danny17
10-08-2009, 12:07 AM
Sounds good, I'll post later on this week for the bracket details.
Anybody want to add anything else they have gator rator wise?

danny17
10-09-2009, 12:19 PM
PM sent...

FERT-TEK
10-09-2009, 12:38 PM
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Sharpcut 1
10-09-2009, 06:41 PM
I have one, not much use. Was a demo unit. Has been sitting since spring. post if interested.

danny17
10-09-2009, 07:44 PM
I'm interested! PM sent...

danny17
10-12-2009, 08:53 PM
Bump...Any pics?

danny17
10-18-2009, 07:26 PM
Sharpcut 1, is this still for sale? I sent PM's...
Thanks,
Dan

FERT-TEK
10-18-2009, 07:36 PM
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FERT-TEK
10-18-2009, 07:37 PM
Danny, I got your check yesterday. My wife said thanks!
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danny17
10-18-2009, 07:51 PM
You're welcome! Pleasure doing business with you!

danny17
10-20-2009, 05:41 PM
Hey Sharpcut 1?
What's happened? I thought you wanted to sell the gator? I've PM'd you multiple times over the past week and have got nothing! Are you selling this? Please don't hang me out to dry...

danny17
10-30-2009, 05:14 PM
Last call for anything gator rator!!! End of season with cash in hand!

Note: Please don't respond and tell me you have something you want to sell but never get back with me...:nono:

Five Star Lawn Care LLC
10-30-2009, 06:57 PM
Hey i have a gotor rator with extentions and a costom made mount (done by the owner of gator-rator) for a dixie chopper

But it is broke....Heres my best shot at explaning it.
there are the 2 metal braces that conect the rotating tube to the acctual areation head....well it completely snapped off at the rotating tube....so basically the drum is hanging on by the elec. actuator.

other then it being broke i think its in relativly good shape...i was going to keep it to posibly re-fabricate it one day....but i would let it go if you want it.

im in livonia and your welcome to come take a look at it if you want.

danny17
10-30-2009, 07:17 PM
Thanks Eric,
Yes I am interested in the unit and the extensions, if you could post some pics whenever possible that would be great!
Thanks,
Dan

Five Star Lawn Care LLC
11-04-2009, 12:36 AM
here it is dan....hopefully it paints a picture of the damage.....every thing worked correctly before it broke......just been sitting in my shop for allmost 3 years.

it was $3000.00 new......make me offer of what you think it is worth to you....honestly i have no clue what its worth in this kind of condition

Five Star Lawn Care LLC
10-20-2011, 02:49 PM
I have a 60" Gator Rator for sale on ebay....It is for parts or re-building only.

Please Follow the link.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Gator-Rator-side-extentions-ZTR-Front-Mount-Aerator-54-Damaged-/110758600411?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item19c9ba1edb